this might sound like a silly question to some....

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  1. lisac25

    lisac25 mum to 2 beautiful girls♥

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    but how big are your hospital bags????
    with my first i just packed a small bag for myself and one for my daughter, but my OH had to end up bringing loads of other stuff in for me, when we left think we had about 5 bags lol
    so i was thinking this time i might just take a small suitcase/holdall with everthing in, but i can just imagine everyone rolling their eyes at me when i go into hosp, thinking what the hell is she doin....moving in lmao:rofl:
     
  2. MummyMummy

    MummyMummy Well-Known Member

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    bag?pffft! suitcase here!! buuuut midwife coming today to talk about homebirth so suitcase might be a waste yet :o


    with 1st son i didn't even have a bag packed, he wasn't born early or rushed i just kept putting it off and off until he came at 39weeks :lol: then grandad and ex had to keep going back and forth to home/hospital... thoughthen was only 5mins down road from hospital!

    xXx
     
  3. Nic1981

    Nic1981 Well-Known Member

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    I've been packing mine and I've got 3 holdalls, one for labour, one for baby, and one for staying in hospital, and I'm really struggling to fit everything in!

    The midwife told us all to bring as little as possible because the lockers aren't very big to put them in.
     
  4. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Mine is quite a big case
     
  5. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    I have two large holdalls packed but think I need another small bag to fit bits in.
    Its surprising how it all adds up :)
     
  6. Lottie86

    Lottie86 Mummy to Findlay & Iona

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    I've got a wheely suitcase for me and a small holdall for the baby. I've got enough clothes, undies, maternity pads, breast pads, bath towels, toiletries, nappies, blankets etc to last me and the baby several days as if I go into labour when my OH is in Norway and my Mum's away I'll be totally on my own so need to make sure I've got enough stuff as won't have anyone to bring anything in.

    If my OH wasn't away I'd just have a small bag just for the odd bits I'll need in labour and immediately afterwards as I could guarantee that he could bring me in a 'staying in' bag of stuff for me and the baby once the baby was born.
     
  7. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    i haven't bought my bag yet, i'm waiting to see how much stuff i need to take and then buy the bag for it to fit in xx
     
  8. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    omg glad u asked !! i was jsut guna pack a holdall for us both :? but then if all ok u only stay in for few hrs dont u ? omg i scared now :lol:
     
  9. saraendepity

    saraendepity Daisy's Mummy and TTC!

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    i'm planning on having 3 bags - i have a really big handbag (gorgeous fcuk one my oh got me for xmas) which will fit most of my labour stuff in a big changing bag for baby's stuff and gonna get a holdall to leave in the car with extra changes of clothes etc if i have to stay overnight.....anyone know what the guidelines are as to how long you stay in with your first??

    sara

    xxxxx
     
  10. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    I have one of those large handbag shopping type things from Matalan for my stuff and I'm using changing bag for bubs stuff.
    I've fitted all my stuff in those 2 bags xox
     
  11. Grey

    Grey Well-Known Member

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    Oh -this is so helpful - I was worrying about the same thing, Lisa!
    I will feel so embarrassed arriving with a case (was imagining horrified/disapproving expressions from staff at the hospital) - but there's a lot of stuff to take, so I couldn't work out how people squeezed it into a tiny bag.

    Relieved that some of you are taking several small-medium bags, or a suitcase - it makes me feel more normal!

    We live an hour from the hospital and don't have a car, so it's not easy for my OH to nip back and get something - but I feel I want to have everything with me that I might need as soon as I go in. Relieved it's not going to be just me wheeling a case!
     
  12. AngieBaby

    AngieBaby Proud mummy of Sarah Mae

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    I've got 3 bags too, same as you. Can't think of any other way to do it!
     
  13. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

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    baby has his changing bag and im going to put my stuff in one of those little solid case...

    but will proberly put the laybour stuff in a bag inside my case that i can just pop out haha still yet to pack though lol
     
  14. lisac25

    lisac25 mum to 2 beautiful girls♥

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    i think i am defo gonna go for a suitcase/holdall type thingy this time, better to take too much than not enough i spose, and who cares what anyone thinks lol x
     
  15. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    I bought a large weekend bag from primark. I think it should be big enough when the time comes
     
  16. sami_86

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    i have a small/medium sized pull along suitcase & matching holdall. still only just managed 2 fit everthing in.. its cos i didnt know how much baby clothes 2 bring. i think i might have packed 2 many. i got 2 outfits, cardigan, 2 sleepsuits & 3 vests, 2 pair of socks, 2 hats & shawl lol. i wanted 2 pack more bt thought nah i'll prob only be in there 4 a 1 day x
     
  17. Laura85

    Laura85 Mummy to 1 & Expecting!!

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    I have a wheelie suitcase (but a small one), for me and baby, But the nappies won't fit, but i'm getting my change bag with my nappies from boots on Saturday so i think i will take that too!

    I've got (in suitcase)
    Mat notes
    one box of breastpads
    one pack of maternity pads
    2 nighties
    slippers
    Deodrant (roll on)
    toothpast/toothbrush
    Shower gel/shampoo
    cheap knickers
    Nursing Bra's
    Hairbrush
    Nipple cream
    Dressing gown??

    3 newborn vests
    3 baby gro's
    1 cardigan
    blanket
    going home outfit
    2 pairs Scratch mitts
    Booties
    2 hats

    In Nappy Bag:
    Nappy Bags
    Nappy cream
    Wet wipes (small bag)
    Nappies
    Cotton Wool Balls

    Can anyone think of anything else i'll need?

    xxx
     
  18. Pink_Witch

    Pink_Witch proud mummy of 6

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    i have all of Ernie's stuff in his changing bag,and my bits and pieces in a duffel type bag, but things id need for if i have stay in overnight im gonna leave in the car incase i dont have stay in!!
     
  19. dannydustcart

    dannydustcart Well-Known Member

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    My hospital bag is massive.. got fed up with it too.
    I know ive got baby essnetials and clothes for me and nightclothes.
    What else eh!
     
  20. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    Hello this is my list at the moment. Long stay will be in the car with my pillow hehe


    Hospital Bags


    Labour Bag

    Nighty and black vest top
    Boiled Sweeties/ snacks/ Drinks
    Anti Bacterial wipes & Sprays
    Birth Plan
    Hospital Notes
    Bio Oil
    Socks
    Underwear
    Lip Balm
    TENS Machine
    Laptop or Netbook and Friends DVD's + CD's
    Hair bands and bobbles
    Tissues

    For Hubby (in After Labour Bag)

    Fresh T-Shirt
    Socks and Pants
    MP3 Player
    Lots of Change
    Magazines


    After Labour Short Stay


    Toiletries (including hubbys and baby wipes)
    Dark Hand Towel x 2
    Jogging Suit and vest top
    Trainers
    Breast Pads
    Night Time Sanitary Pads or maternity pads
    Big Pants x 4
    Socks
    Spare Change
    List of Numbers
    Nursing Bra
    Nappy Bags
    Make Up


    After Labour Long Stay/over night stay (Keep in Car)

    As above also
    Pants x 5
    Nighty and PJ's
    Slippers
    Ear Plugs
    MP3 Player
    Snacks
    Phone Charger
    V Pillow
    2 Babygrows
    2 Vests


    For Baby (If short Stay)

    Babygrow (coming Home outfit)
    Baby Vest
    Nappies
    Jacket
    Dummies
    Cotton Wool Balls
    Bibs
    Blankets for coming home
     

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